Scaled 3D-CAD animation
summarizing the growth, changes in suture pattern and opacity formation in the RCS/Lav rat lenses. The animation begins with
the normal posterior Y suture pattern at 2 weeks postnatal and follows the changes through 7–8 weeks postnatal, when the PSC
completely obscures the suture. The changes in suture pattern begin as early as 3 weeks postnatal and continue to be altered
with age. The loss of transparency is first seen as a sutural opacity at around 5 weeks of age, progressing to a large PSC
by 7–8 weeks postnatal. Note that the slide bar at the bottom of the quicktime movie can be used to manually control the flow
of the movie. If you are unable to view the movie, a representative frame for each movie is included below.